Site Selection and Early Meetings

Screen Shot 2015-06-27 at 1.44.00 PMSite selection and meetings with Bhutanese refugees beganĀ for the Exchange HouseĀ on July 21st, 2015 in Akron, Ohio. Working closely with the Knight Foundation, the International Institute, and the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron, the Better Block team began cataloging potential foreclosed homes and meeting with city officials to begin the process of gaining access to a proposed site. An area architect, whose family were refugees, is working with the team to help with the renovation and revitalization of the home.